Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 5/31/17

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a good Memorial Day. I’ve been getting a ton of trade-ins at the Long Beach store, so this week we’re going to reload the used graphic novels at both locations with hundreds of new additions. Then this coming weekend we’re going to have some cool freebies for Wonder Woman Day including tiaras! Aspiring comic creators should check out the Making Comics Class the Culver store is hosting as well. There are more details below.

The big deals this week are for Cable #1 aaaaaannnnd the Saga team really really wants you to jump on board with issue #43. They’re calling it a “brave new direction” and letting this full-size issue go for just 25 cents! We also have more Lazrus Contract, more Secret Empire and you know I can’t finish this paragraph without mentioning the super sweet Aliens Dead Orbit comic.

If all else fails, you can check out that book you’ve been meaning to read…you know the one…

This one:

See you at the bottom…

Upcoming Events

Wonder Woman Day
Saturday June 3rd

Join Pulp Fiction on Wonder Woman Day! Free Wonder Woman comics plus tiaras and bracelets!

Making Comics Class
Saturday June 3rd from 12PM – 3PM

The class runs for 12 weeks and costs $350. The class is open to writers and artists and runs for ten sessions. Writers learn the ins and outs of comic scriptwriting, visual storytelling, how to find and work with an artist, and much more. Artists learn sequential storytelling skills, page design, and best practices for drawing, inking, and completing comics pages. Artists work on and finish an eight to ten-page short comics story. Writers complete a 15-page script for a short complete story. Everyone learns together and from each other as well as from my instruction and examples. Warning: you may be forced to read good comics.

The class is taught by long-time comics editor and writer Jim Higgins. Jim is a former DC Comics editor, small publisher, screenwriter, freelance comics editor, and comics consultant.  He’s been teaching in art colleges for almost 20 years (The School of Visual Arts, CalArts, Otis College of Art and Design, UCLA Extension, and more).  Jim’s show, Crafting Comics with Jim Higgins, appears on Nerdist’s subscription-based online network Alpha (www.projectalpha.com).

For more info and to join, e-mail Jim at jim@newsuit.net.

New Comics Highlights

Click here for a full list of all of the week’s new releases.

Cable #1


(W) James Robinson (A) Carlos Pacheco
CABLE sees the mighty mutant return on a brand-new mission…with all of time in the balance!  When Cable picks up the trail of a threat in the timestream, he sets off on a high-speed, history-spanning chase to save reality as we know it. From prehistory to modern day, whether it’s a six-gun duel at high noon or a high-tech sword fight in an ancient land, Cable is the only man who can keep history from unraveling!

Secret Empire Uprising #1

(W) Derek Landy (A) Joshua Cassara

A crucial SECRET EMPIRE tie-in that bridges issues #3 and #4! There’s a new order to things in the world, but it’s not one that everybody agrees with! So what is there left to do about it? The Black Widow has a dangerous plan-but to carry it out, she’ll need the help of the young heroes of the Marvel Universe-and it will require them to cross a line they never thought they would!

Paklis #1

(W/A) Dustin Weaver
Do you accept the life you’ve been handed, or do you step into the unknown, even as it leads you into the shadows? In this new anthology series from writer/artist DUSTIN WEAVER, the characters in three mind-bending stories find themselves faced with this question. Step into the unknown. Journey into the shadows. There you’ll find PAKLIS.

Saga #43


(W) Brian K Vaughn (A) Fiona Staples
SAGA returns monthly with a brave new direction, and to celebrate Image’s 25th Anniversary, this full-sized issue costs just 25 cents! In a perfect jumping-on point for first-time readers, Hazel and her star-crossed parents embark on a thrilling new adventure at the westernmost edge of the universe.

Teen Titans Lazarus Contract Special

(W) Dan Abnett, Christopher Priest, Ben Percy (A) Paul Pelletier
“THE LAZARUS CONTRACT” finale! The conclusion to the epic crossover is here, with consequences of which will be felt for years to come! What does the future hold for the Titans teams after this game-changing run-in with their greatest enemy? Find out here as we set the stage for the next era of Titans, Teen Titans and Deathstroke!

Secret Empire #3

(W) Nick Spencer (A) Andrea Sorrentino, Rod Reis
Under constant attack from wave after wave of invading Chitauri aliens, Captain Marvel and the deep space task force under her command is waging a war of attrition – one they may not be able to survive! And back on Earth, things aren’t looking too rosy for Hawkeye and his band of renegade heroes, either! But don’t worry -THE SECRET EMPIRE WILL AVENGE YOU!


Aliens Dead Orbit #2

(W/A) James Stokoe
Having narrowly escaped the deadly xenomorph, Wascylewski moves around the hold of the ship, wary of his terrifying pursuer. His reflexes are tested again-but this time, by a sudden, massive breach in the hull. Will he survive?


Graphic Novel Highlights

Bitch Planet Vol 02 President Bitch TP

(W) Kelly Sue DeConnick (A) Valentine De Landro, Taki Soma

A few years down the road in the wrong direction, a woman’s failure to comply with her patriarchal overlords results in exile to the meanest penal planet in the galaxy. But what happened on Earth that this new world order came to pass in the first place? Return to the grim corridors of Auxiliary Compliance Outpost #2, to uncover the first clues to the history of the world as we know it… and meet PRESIDENT BITCH. Collects BITCH PLANET #6-10

Cover Price: $14.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.49 (30% OFF)

Lazarus Vol 05 TP

(W) Greg Rucka (A) Michael Lark

The fifth collection of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling series by Eisner winners MICHAEL LARK and GREG RUCKA plunges the Sixteen Families into chaos as the world goes to war. But Forever Carlyle, the Lazarus of the Carlyle Family, has been sidelined, and her loyalties are now in question as she struggles to come to terms with who and what she is. To win her trust, her sister Johanna must reveal the Family’s most closely guarded secret-the truth of Forever Carlyle. Collects LAZARUS #22-26.

Cover Price: $14.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.49 (30% OFF)


Doom Patrol (2016) Vol 01 Brick by Brick TP

(W) Gerard Way (A) Nick Derington, Tom Fowler

A blenderized reimagining of the ultimate series of the strange, DOOM PATROL combines elements from classic runs, new directions and things that could not be. Our entry point is Casey Brinke, a young E.M.T. on the graveyard shift to abstract enlightenment, with a past so odd that she’s not entirely sure what is real and what is not. Along with her partner, Sam Reynolds, the pair blaze a path through the city and its denizens, finding the only quiet that exists at 3 a.m. is the chaos of the brain. When the pair answer a hit-and-run call, they find themselves face to face with a familiar figure: Cliff Steele, a.k.a. Robotman. This first DOOM PATROL trade paperback collects issues #1-6.

Cover Price: $16.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.19 (40% OFF)

Wonder Woman by John Byrne Vol 02 HC

(W/A) John Byrne

When a grief-stricken scientist attempts to recreate his dead son as a computer program, Wonder Woman inexplicably finds herself battling three powerful beings who are long dead! Princess Diana tries to piece together what’s behind these miraculous resurrections, but the answer to their mysterious return might not be enough to save her from the onslaught of these deadly adversaries. Collects WONDER WOMAN #101-114.  


Cover Price: $39.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $23.99 (40% OFF)

Infamous Iron Man Vol 01 Infamous TP

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Alex Maleev

There’s a new Iron Man in town, and his name is…Victor von Doom! The Marvel Universe’s greatest villain is no stranger to armor, but now he’s trying something new on for size: heroism. And where Tony Stark failed, Doom will succeed. But what is Victor’s master plan? That’s what a great number of folks want to know – beginning with bashful, blue-eyed Ben Grimm, the ever-lovin’ Thing! Next up is someone from Tony’s past who has a big problem with Doom taking on the Iron mantle – but where has Pepper Potts been until now? Doom will face a cosmic-level adversary, and two of his most mortal enemies – ones he thought he would never see again. Can Victor keep to his redemptive path even in the face of total adversity? Will he truly even want to? Collecting INFAMOUS IRON MAN #1-6.

Cover Price: $17.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.79 (40% OFF)

Hawkeye (2016) Vol 01 Kate Bishop TP

(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Leonardo Romero

Your favorite Hawkeye in her own book at last! Kate Bishop, the former Young Avenger (who you’ll remember from saving that other Hawkguy all the time and basically keeping his life in some semblance of order) is heading back out west to Los Angeles, with her bow and arrows and P.I. badge in tow. There are crimes to solve, and she’s the best archer for the job! Her first case seems easy – a little too easy. Could it be she’s uncovered a major conspiracy right off the bat? And when an unbearable hate wave spreads across L.A., it’s up to the Guardian Angel of the City of Angels to calm down the entire town. The odds may be stacked against her, but this is where she thrives – nobody puts Katie in a corner! Collecting HAWKEYE (2016) #1-6.

Cover Price: $17.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.79 (40% OFF)

Art and Making of Wonder Woman HC

With exclusive insights from cast and crew, including director Patty Jenkins, production designer Aline Bonetto, and Diana herself, Gal Gadot, this volume is the ultimate guide to the past, present, and future of one of the most iconic heroes in the world – Wonder Woman. Director Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman sees the hero brought to the big screen for the first time in her own movie, and fully realizes the breathtaking wonder, strength, and grace of such an historic character. Wonder Woman: The Art & Making of the Film celebrates the creation of this groundbreaking movie, taking fans on a voyage of discovery through the world of Wonder Woman. Showcasing the earliest concept art, set and costume designs, sketches and storyboards, the book delves deep into the filmmaking process, from creating the stunning island of Themyscira to the war-torn trenches and towns of First World War Europe.

Cover Price: $39.95
Pulp Fiction Price: $31.95 (20% OFF)


That’s it for this week!

– Ryan